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Warren Central High School mural photographs

 Collection — Folder: SP098
Identifier: SP098

Scope and Contents

This collection includes 24 color photographs taken in Indianapolis, Indiana, circa 1950-circa 1960 depicting painted murals in the hallways of Warren Central High School. The images were probably taken in the original building before the completion of a new building in 1960. The murals show scenes of people engaged in various activities, including soldiers, union workers, laborers, farmers, jockeys, pioneers, fur traders, and indigenous people. Most likely, the murals were located in the original high school building and were created as part of a New Deal-era project based on the artist's style and subject matter.


  • circa 1950-circa 1960

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

Warren Central High School is a school in Warren Township in Indianapolis, Indiana. First located at the corner of 10th Street and Post Road, Warren Central opened its doors in 1925 as a consolidcation of the smaller Cumberland and Shadland high schools. The school educated students from 7th to 12th grade with the intent to offer students a city-quality education in what was then a farming community. In the late 1950s, the population of Warren Township outstripped the high school building and a new building was constructed at 9500 East 16th Street, which opened in 1960.


"Warren Central Students Initiating New Building." Indianapolis Star,September 17, 1960. Accessed November 1, 2021. ProQuest.

"Warren Groundbreaking to Be Today." Indianapolis Star, May 22, 1959. Accessed November 1, 2021. ProQuest.

Wikipedia. "Warren Central High School." Accessed November 1, 2021.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged in numerical order.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/11/01 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid revised 2021/11/01 by Brittany Kropf.
Warren Central High School mural photographs
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.